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Little runt. I hope an egg layer.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrswhiskers, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. mrswhiskers

    mrswhiskers Out Of The Brooder

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    Muffie
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    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen [​IMG]
     
  3. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. [​IMG] Is s/he wearing a bow? That is so adorable! :)
     
  4. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cockerel is my guess
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    how old? looks like there are streamers coming from the crest which would indacate a cockerel
     
  6. LaPetiteFarmer

    LaPetiteFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote hen ;)
     
  7. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judging the slant on that crest (hens have more global crests) I would say cockerel. However, a Silkies are very complicated to sex, so it really could go either way at this age.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012

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